2 Corinthians 5:15 says:  and He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised.  

This is the aim of our youth ministry:  Coming alongside parents as they raise up their kids to live for Jesus. Discipleship of children happens best when parents take the lead and the church comes alongside them to support and equip them for this great work.  Here is what that will look like this year:

5:15 Meetings
who: 6th-12th graders
what: singing, teaching from God’s Word
when: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00p
where: Chandlers’ house (240 N Kingsway Dr. Aurora, IL 60506)

High School Bible Study
who: 9th-12th graders
what: studying God’s Word
when: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00p
where: Chandlers’ house (240 N Kingsway Dr. Aurora, IL 60506)

Middle School Donuts & Doctrine
who: 6th-8th graders and their parents
what: eating donuts, studying doctrine (Wayne Grudem’s Christian Beliefs)
when: 2nd Sundays, 8:30-9:30a
where: Plank Jr. High

Youth and Parents Nights
who: 6th-12th graders and their parents
what: singing, teaching from God’s Word
when: November 7 and February 6
where: Chandlers’ house (240 N Kingsway Dr. Aurora, IL 60506)

World Relief After School Club
who: 6th-12th graders, parents (invited)
what: building relationships with international friends
when: Tuesdays, 3-5p
where: Village Bible Church, Aurora (1401 W Galena Blvd. Aurora, IL 60506)

who: 6th-12th graders
what: getting away, going deeper
when: January 18-19 and June 3-6
where: Grace Community Church of Yorkville and Dickson Valley Camp

In the Word Together
We encourage all youth to have a plan for reading the Bible this year.  Here is a suggested reading plan:

  • September: 1 Corinthians
  • October – November:  2 Samuel
  • December:  Mark
  • January – February:  Acts
  • March:  2 Corinthians
  • April-May:  1-2 Peter, 1-3 John


Contact Josh Anderson ( if you have questions about how to get involved.